Posted on Some of Nicholson Baker’s bio
NICHOLSON BAKER visits CRITICAL THEORY AND THE ARTS in January, 2014
Nicholson Baker is one of the most interesting, ingenious and prolific writers of our day. Among his many novels are “Vox,” “Mezzanine,” “House of Holes,” “A Box of Matches” and recently, “Traveling Sprinkler.” His essayistic work includes, “How the World Works,” “The Size of Thoughts,” and “Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper.” And he is also the author of “Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization.” This is the book we will especially be discussing with Nicholson Baker, interested to know how it is related to his work of fiction.
Listen to four of Baker’s recent Protest Songs at http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2012/10/four-protest-songs.html.